We all know that our City, Visakhapatnam is a land of superlatives both in beauty and vitues but here are the 7 top interesting facts that truly are mind blowing.
Called by many names, Visakhapatnam remains the same. Sleepy looking but racing towards development, student oriented with a vast milieu of young and old workforce, Visakhapatnam is truly a city of reckoning. Here are 7 Interesting facts that are guaranteed to blow your mind.
#1 Only city of India with 2 major ports
This tops the list of interesting facts and rightly so. Vizag port and the Gangavaram port inaugurated in 2009 are the two flourishing ports here.
#2 Asia’s first submarine museum opened here, now there’s aircraft museum too
Claim to fame, alright!! INS Kursura graces the Beach Road and adorns our feathered cap as a jeweled crown.
#3 Vizag Buddhist Trail
Visakhapatnam was a seat of learning and meditation for the monks and relics and architecture still present in the city point to a Buddhist presence quite active long ago.
#4 Turning point of revolutionary Alluri Seeta Rama Raju
It was in Visakhapatnam that this great revolutionary started his fight for independence. He was in Mrs. A.V.N College for higher studies and it was here his journey started. He is popularly known as “Manyam Veerudu” (Hero of jungles) by the Telugu people.
#5 Third largest city in Eastern Coastal India
By all means and all parameters, industrial, financial, area etc, Vizag is the Jewel of East Coast. It joins Chennai and Kolkata in the top 3 space.
#6 India’s first Naval Base was established here
Visakhapatnam is the headquarters of Eastern Naval Command and it is a major command center, responsible for states of Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Andaman & Nicorbar Islands.
#7 India’s first Nuclear Submarine INS Arihant was constructed here
Launched in 2009 and commissioned in 2016, this made India one of the very few countries powerful in terms of design, execution, and production of nuclear submarines.
Such astonishing facts are sure to surprise and make anyone from the city happy and proud and anyone not from Visakhapatnam curious and astonished.